Pablo Picasso, Les Deux Saltimbanques: l'Arlequin et Sa Compagne, c.1960

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Les Deux Saltimbanques: l'Arlequin et Sa Compagne (The Two Saltimbanques: The Harlequin and His Companion), c.1960
Medium: Color Collotype with hand coloring in pochoir (stencil) on Arches paper
Image Size: 28 3/4 in x 23 1/4 in (73 cm x 59 cm)
Sheet Size: 40 1/2 in x 28 7/8 in (102.9 in x 73.3 cm)
Framed Size: 43 1/2 in x 36 1/2 in (110.5 cm x 92.7 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 125 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Guy Spitzer, Paris.
Signature: This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in blue crayon in the lower right margin.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Please call us 510-777-9970 for availability.
ID # W-6180

Picasso Les Deux Saltimbanques: l’Arlequin et Sa Compagne (The Two Saltimbanques: The Harlequin and His Companion), c.1960 is an intimate portrayal of traveling entertainers. The woman on the left, dressed in clothing of radiant orange, rests her chin on her hand, and looks directly out of the image. Her hair is piled on top of her head, and she looks relaxed. Sitting directly beside her is the other figure, dressed in a shirt of alternating diamonds of light and dark blue. Their closeness, though there is more room at the table, portrays both the intimacy of the moment, and gives a sense of the small café that they are sitting in. The deep, warm colors that Picasso has used to frame the figures bring in the eye and make them come alive. This collotype is made after an original oil painting by Picasso in 1901 which comes at the beginning of his period of interest in the circus.

Created circa 1960 after an oil painting Les Deux Saltimbanques, this color Collotype with hand coloring in pochoir (stencil) on Arches wove paper with an Arches watermark is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in blue crayon in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 125 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Guy Spitzer, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Picasso The Two Saltimbanques: The Harlequin and His Companion (Les Deux Saltimbanques: l’Arlequin et Sa Compagne), c.1960 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).

1. Boudaille, Georges and Pierre Daix with Joan Rosselet. Picasso, The Blue & Rose Periods: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, 1900-1906, Neuchâtel, 1966. Original painting is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. VI.20.

2. Spitzer, Guy. Éditions Guy Spitzer, Reproductions de Tableaux de Maitres, Paris. Illustrated on the frontispiece of this catalogue.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:

Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards Picasso The Two Saltimbanques: The Harlequin and His Companion (Les Deux Saltimbanques: l’Arlequin et Sa Compagne), c.1960 is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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